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Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Historical Society honor Abrahamson by renaming the library reading room as the “Wisconsin Historical Society Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson Reading Room.”
As the longest-serving Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, Shirley Abrahamson breaks Justice Orsamus Cole’s record of 36 years and 7 months.
Abrahamson wins a fourth 10-year term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, defeating her challenger, Circuit Court Judge Randy Koschnick, in a landslide with 59% of the vote.
With the election of Annette Ziegler, women for the first time hold a majority of the seats on the Wisconsin Supreme Court.